Of all of the questions I get about my experience growing up in an abusive family, the number one has got to be “Why didn’t you report it?”
The code of a Doctor is to do no harm. Yet, for trauma patients, they may be unprepared for how to do that.
The more I tried to ignore these symptoms the more they started to creep into my life.
With this chapter of my life closed I was left, alone, trying to make sense of a situation that should never have been allowed to happen.
On the outside I was saying goodbye to my home, my school and my friends but in my heart I was saying goodbye to the life I wanted and the hope that it would be better then it was.
This was the moment of my Surrender
This poem is the breaking heart of a child losing her childhood.
They say time heals all wounds. Unfortunately time also has a way of opening the deepest ones back up.
With life being dictated by things I couldn’t control, I instead clung to the things I could.
In reality, there was no "pre-trauma" to my life, I was born into it.